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After spending 20 years on death row following his conviction on double-murder charges, former Texas inmate Clinton Young has been released from prison.

After spending 20 years on death row following his conviction on double-murder charges, former Texas inmate Clinton Young has been released from prison.

Clinton Young
After spending 20 years on death row following his conviction on double-murder charges, former Texas inmate Clinton Young has been released from prison.—

After spending 20 years on death row following his conviction on double-murder charges, former Texas inmate Clinton Young was released from prison earlier this week.

Young was convicted of two capital murder charges in 2003, but a new trial by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals — permitted in September 2021 — found that the prosecutor in Young’s case also worked for the judge presiding in his trial, according to local media outlet KWES-TV.

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Judge John Hyde, the now-deceased judge who oversaw Young’s original trial, paid the prosecutor, Weldon Ralph Petty, as a judicial clerk, according to court records.

Young was transferred from death row to another facility in October 2021 after District Judge Sid Harle ruled in April 2021 that the working relationship between Hyde and Petty in Young’s original case prevented him from having a fair trial, KWES-TV reported.

A $150,000 bond was set for Young on January 19, 2022. After a single day of crowdfunding for 15% of the bond, legal fees, and other expenses, Young was released, according to the foundation made in his name.

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“It’s not a win until my feet touch grass,” Young said after his release, according to a Facebook video.

Young’s story garnered both national and international attention after a documentary released in 2021 alleged inconsistent testimonies, new information, and missing evidence in his case. He denied responsibility on the charges he was convicted on.

He now awaits a retrial and can do so out of jail, the Clinton Young Foundation said in a Facebook post.

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